The AIP at the Long Night of Sciences

To marvel at the Great Refractor, to explore the Einstein Tower: The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) participates in the Long Night of Sciences at its location on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam. The event takes place on Saturday, 24 June 2017, from 5 pm to 12 am.
The AIP at the Long Night of Sciences

The Great Refractor at night. Image by: R. Arlt/AIP

During the Long Night of Sciences, in German “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” (LNDW), 70 scientific facilities in Berlin and on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam offer an insight into their research. The AIP opens the doors of the Great Refractor, whose building and dome have been newly renovated, and the Einstein Tower. If the view is clear, interested visitors can have a look at the night sky with the fourth-largest refracting telescope in the world. AIP researchers will give talks in the historical dome about the Great Refractor’s history and astrophysical topics. In the Einstein Tower, visitors have the opportunity to get to know more solar observations and to cast a glance at the laboratory inside of the Tower during a tour. For children, there is a special program.

Please note that all the talks will be given in German.

The program in the Great Refractor
6 pm: Dr. Ernst-August Gußmann – Der Große Refraktor, seine Funktionsweise und Geschichte
7 pm: PD Dr. Axel D. Schwope – Auf Röntgenstrahlen zum Schwarzen Loch
8 pm: Dr. Else Starkenburg – Archäologie der Milchstraße
approx. starting 9 pm: Live Music – jazz session with the Bigge-Kontou-Duo
approx. starting 10 pm: observations with the Great Refractor – after dark and only if the view is clear

The program in the Einstein Tower
6 pm: Dr. Jürgen Rendtel – Feuerkugel und Meteoritenfall - das Ende eines Kleinstplaneten
7 pm: Dr. Horst Balthasar – Die Sonne und Europas größtes Sonnenteleskop „GREGOR“
8 pm: apl. Prof. Dr. Carsten Denker – Das Europäische Sonnenteleskop (EST) - ein neues Teleskop für hoch aufgelöste Sonnenbeobachtung
9 pm: Dr. Christian Vocks – Die Sonne - unser nächster Stern
10 pm: Dr. Horst Balthasar – Die Sonne und Europas größtes Sonnenteleskop „GREGOR“

More information about the LNDW program and tickets: